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K-1 signs Yod!!!!!!



K-1 Global is pleased to announce that international muay thai superstar Yodsanklai Fairtex and K-1 have come to an agreement that will see Yodsanklai step into the K-1 ring again for the first time since 2008. Yodsanklai, known as the "Boxing Computer" across the world has fought the best in the world across multiple weight classes, including holding Lumpinee Stadium championships in two weight classes.   Advertise Here   This new deal will bring Yodsanklai to K-1 where he will represent his home country of Thailand, adapting his unique skillset to the K-1 ring. Yodsanklai is one of the most popular fighters from Thailand and has been fighting the best of the best since the late 90's in Thailand. He holds a record of 192 wins and 71 losses with an incredible 76 knockouts to his name. K-1 is very excited to bring Yodsanklai into the K-1 ring and hope to test him against the best fighters in the world at 70kg for the tenure of his two-year, exclusive kickboxing contract.




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Cdn Mongoose (1425 posts)
Posted: 2014-12-15 at: 10:29
Wow this would have been great new 6-8 years ago!!!! To little too late for K-1
Rishi (1321 posts)
Posted: 2014-12-16 at: 11:09
@Cdn Mongoose Top that K1 is as death as can be kickboxing is just DEATH :(

After k1 kick-boxing slowly started bleeding with big names retiring going over sea
a couple of names decided to go to Dubai and fight no body,s for BIG MONEY !

Glory is (was) suppose to take over the u.s.a besides all the fighters saying YEAH we taking over the states i don,t really see anything happening they had a good start but now with events being canceled and i have read article,s about not so many ppv buys and empty seats :( that is not good .

Also the fact that one of their biggest names is not under contract anymore kind of worries me i,m talking about saki ...

Spong i can understand since he is still recovering from his leg break but SAKI your Champ i mean why in hell is your champ not under contract with you anymore :(

Don,t get me wrong i really hope that kickboxing survives specially for the younger fighters and the lighter weight classes because in that division the best techniques are shown
D-rop, Video editor (2420 posts)
Posted: 2014-12-16 at: 01:27
doh2
Yeah, this would have been great news like many years ago. A great fighter.
Everybody wanted to see Yodsanklai against Buakaw, and we still want to see that fight. But now Buakaw has left K-1, and Yod is contracted ... duh.
Rishi (1321 posts)
Posted: 2014-12-16 at: 02:46
@D-rop

exactly if anything they should try to promote pure muay thai more to the people
not just in Asian country,s it still amazes me muay -thai is so known over the world
so many movie,s made about the art ..

Yet i have never seen a good big promotion in EU or the states make a event with the TOP muay thai names on it those muay thai fighters also deserve the big money (like kickboxers and mma fighters are getting)

Imagine a event with names as Yodsanklai baukaw Kongjak Singmanee Kaew Fairtex
or Lumpinee stadium fighters kaoklai and the list go on imagine them on one card fighting in a good promoted event
stark (1143 posts)
Posted: 2014-12-20 at: 11:07
@Rishi You have Topking world series. It's excellent muaythai promotrion. It's 16 fighter tournament spread over 3 or 4 events. First two were held in Belarus and France. Third is in Hong kong. It includes some of the top names in muaythai like Buakaw, Steve Moxon, Andrei Kulebin, Reece McAlister, Marat Grigorian...
You should check it out
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